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Matthew Magden

March 10, 1963 — November 9, 2014

Matthew Davis Magden, Son, Father, Brother, Uncle, Born March 10, 1963; Died November 9, 2014, Died without notice, the only way he could have, with no goodbyes. A fighter and eternal optimist, Matt could never utter such words, defeat was not his nature. He embodied life, living his life on his own terms, to the maximum, unapologetically. Home was never a place for him, home was in his heart and in the ferocious and often overwhelming love he felt for his family, his friends, and most importantly- his sons. Matt loved to soak up the sun and fresh air, you would find him walking downtown, or at the Wilmot race track, rafting and camping in Wisconsin whenever he could, and watching his sons play sports. Those of us left behind, we are left without his goofiness, his raw and quirky humor that could simultaneously make you laugh and cringe. He lived with a sense of community, never hesitating to help someone, but never hesitating to ask for help; no matter his health he would hold the door for strangers, say hello as he passed by. Living with chronic disease these last years, he needed help more often than he liked to say, and while his loss is grave indeed, it is with a glimmer of hope that Matt is finally freed of the ailments that took so much of his person. Matt is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Magden and Pauline Whitson-Harvey, and brothers Robert, Mark and Brian. He leaves behind his beloved and much cherished sons Matthew and Markus, his long-time friend and ex-wife Terry, his sisters, Penni (Don) Stewart, Susan (Bruce) Kinkaid, Heidi Young, Shelly (Sunny) Church, Anne Hecht, nieces and nephews Holly, Sarah, Erica, Nicole, Mark, Sean, Joe, Jamie, Evan and Taylor, plus extended family and many friends. Visitation private.

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